Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Drones in Emergencies Operations


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Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: optimization; operations research and its applications in drones; network resilience; evacuation planning and management; homeland security
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Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Geodésica, Cartográfica y Topográfica, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camino de Vera, s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: calibration of imageries; signal/image processing; mission planning; navigation and position/orientation; simultaneous localization and mapping; GNSS outages; environments; agriculture; forestry; disaster assistance; security and surveillance; education

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a new collection titled "Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Drones in Emergencies Operations", which will collect papers invited by the Editorial Board Members.

The aim of this collection is to provide a venue for recent advances in drone research in the area of emergency operations, which may include search and rescue, humanitarian and disaster relief, delivery of emergency supplies, telecommunication, response to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, disaster recovery, etc. All papers will be published in an open-access format following peer review.

Prof. Dr. Gino J. Lim
Dr. Houbing Herbert Song
Dr. Israel Quintanilla García
Collection Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Drones is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
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